The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was established in 1997 as a nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists


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ARNS exists to champion the specialty respiratory nursing community, promote excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy


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ARNS also works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care


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Inspiring, Leading, Empowering

Rebecca Sherington
As the Chair, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). Our 1000+ membership is growing and members benefit from an informed and engaged support network, best practice sharing, research collaboration, regular emails and news, protocols and tools for practice, courses and conferences and access to educational bursaries. We also provide regular content and commentary, not only on our website but also through our Twitter (@ARNS_UK) and Facebook Profiles. Rebecca Sherrington (Chair of ARNS)



Educational Bursaries from ARNS

Jobs / Vacancies

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Find out about the latest respiratory nursing job vacancies here  


Courses in COPD and short courses run by the British Thoracic Society  

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News & Conference Updates

Nurse Research Recruitment

Can you help please? Nurse researchers have approached us from the University of Manchester (Lead Investigator, Sam Prigmore), to help recruit Respiratory Nurse Specialists to participate in a consensus meeting on 7th October 2014, in London. They are developing a...

ARNS Conference 2015, 8th and 9th May, Belfast – Save the Date

ARNS Annual Conference 2015, 8th and 9th May 2015, Belfast     We are delighted to announce that the Annual Conference 2015, will take place in the fabulous City of Belfast. Confirmed speakers will include: Jackie Smith – CEO, Nursing and Midwifery Council...



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Recent evidence has shown that getting patients to do Pulmonary Rehabilitation whilst an inpatient following an exacerbation of COPD does not help and can in fact hinder a patients recovery.

When is the right time to ask a patient to do Pulmonary Rehabilitation after they have had an exacerbation of their COPD?

Professor Mick Steiner and Louise Sewell who undertook the recent research will be joining us on the 30th September at 8pm for a twitter discussion around this.

Please join us and dont forget to use the hashtag #PulmonaryRehab so we can see your tweets!
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Georgie LuxfordWell bang goes post exacerbation rehab1 day ago

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Question from member: Does anyone have pathway for pts with cluster headaches & arrange oxygen without neuro advice? If so would you be happy to share this with other member please. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sue SmithI do if they pm me I'll give them my contact details.1   ·  3 days ago

The Association of Respiratory Nurse SpecialistsThank you, could you email us your details to we would really appreciate your help, thank you.3 days ago

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Take part in the BLF Big Breakfast this November and support the British Lung Foundation.

Kick-start your day with your friends, family or colleagues, tuck into a tasty morning meal together and raise funds so we can support even more people affected by lung disease.

Whether you decide to host a fundraising breakfast at home, organise a breakfast bake sale at your community group or give out bacon butties in the office, getting involved is easy and most importantly, fun!

We will be here to support you from start to finish so your big breakfast is a big success. For more information call 020 7688 5615 or email
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If you would like to join ARNS, we would love to hear from you. There is currently no membership fee for joining, but we require you to complete an application form. ARNS welcomes all nurses currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who have a post-basic qualification in at least one aspect of respiratory care. Associate membership is offered to allied health professionals as well as those working in a non-clinical environment.
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